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A rekindling of hope

Post by: Bliss For our final shindig in Winchester, we advertised for a movie screening and discussion event to be held on the last night of our stay.  We rented “The 11th Hour,” a poignant environmental documentary produced and narrated … Continue reading

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Piecing the community together

Post by: Sara Our usual farmers market schtick centers around photo petitioning and sign up sheets for environmental groups both existing and potential (and passing out Boloco ping pong balls). In Winchester we took it to the next level: a … Continue reading

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Welcome to Winchester

Post by: Sara It is our second to last week, and we are in Winchester. We have been so impressed by the warm hospitality we have received here, we are gearing up for an exciting last week in Cambridge, and … Continue reading

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The Meeting

Post by: Sara The Meeting. Does the word send shivers up your spine? For many, the concept can be an unpleasant one. On the other hand, I have always been somewhat fond of meetings. Climate Summer is replete with meetings, … Continue reading

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Public Self vs. Private Self: The Organizer’s Dilemma

Post by: Margaret It’s 4 am and I am up writing a blog. Why? Every time I lie down to go to sleep, I can’t. I remember the 5 e-mails I need to send as I toss and turn. But … Continue reading

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It only takes a handful

Post by: Bliss On Monday, upon rolling in to Marshfield, the quiet south shore town, we were excited to start our collaboration with Sustainable Marshfield with our contact person Ben Cowie-Haskell.  This week, we wouldn’t have to start from scratch, … Continue reading

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To coexist with our planet

Jeremy is a high school senior from Lexington Massachusetts. Team East met him at IFYI and were really impressed with his enthusiasm for climate activism. Guest post by: Jeremy Swack This past week, a diverse group of about thirty teens … Continue reading

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Words from Andrea

Guest post by: Andrea Ranger Andrea Ranger lives in Somerville, MA and frets over climate change.  When not actively fretting she volunteers for the Somerville Commission on Energy Use & Climate Change which advises the city ways to reduce its … Continue reading

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Farm Fresh for All

Post by: Margaret Waltham Fields Community Farm and WATCH CDC (among others) have hooked up to produce perhaps the best idea we have seen this summer, Waltham Fields Outreach Market. The Outreach Market provides a giant paper bag of produce … Continue reading

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The Waltham Mystery

Sleuth: Nancy Drew Bliss P. The case begins at the steps of the Waltham Public Library.  Since our living space at the Christ Church Episcopal was bordering on the edge of 100 degrees Fahrenheit, we decided to get some work … Continue reading

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